Meet Our Team
The Restoration Team at the Authority is small but mighty! Our expert team is dedicated to working with community members in the watershed to restore the health of Lake Simcoe one project at a time.
Manager, Restoration Services
Christa Sharp is the Manager, Restoration Services and has worked with the Authority for 15 years. She graduated from Trent University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Christa is grateful to work with a fantastic team implementing restoration projects across the watershed. Her favourite part of the job is being able to work outside in nature. Christa and her family love the outdoors. They will often go on hikes and search for new species using the SEEK app.
Restoration Project Specialist
Lori McLean has over 15 years experience working for the Authority in many different capacities, including restoration, science & monitoring and communications. She graduated from the University of Guelph Bachelor of Science (Honours) with a major in Wildlife Biology and Minor in Environmental Studies. Her passion for animals and the environment started at a very young age. She enjoys working with schools and community groups and engaging with the public to promote the work implemented through the Authority's Restoration Funding Program.
Restoration Project Manager
Brook has been with the Authority for 19 years. In his time here he has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects both in the office and in the field making each day exciting and unique. As a graduate of the Seneca College Resource Management Technology program and a Certified Engineering Technologist. Brook brings a great deal of expertise to each of the projects he is involved in. The removal of the Scanlon creek reservoir restoring the creek back to its original location was one of his top five projects. On his time off he and his family enjoy going for hikes in the Lake Simcoe watershed and getting out on the lake both in the summer and winter.
Restoration Project Specialist
Peter Shuttleworth is a Restoration Project Specialist and has been working with the Authority since 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from University of Ottawa and a post-graduate certificate in Ecosystem Restoration from Niagara College. Peter enjoys connecting with landowners to implement restoration efforts that benefit our watershed and feels a great sense of pride knowing that our work effects positive change. He is an avid canoeist and tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible.
Carolina V. Mantega
Urban Restoration Specialist
Carolina joined the Authority in the spring of 2021 to provide support and leadership in activities to increase the advancement of the Urban Restoration Program with low impact development solutions for stormwater management and tributary restoration, within the watershed. Carolina moved to Canada from Brazil in 2016 to study Environmental Management and Assessment at Niagara College. She also completed a Master's in Environmental Science at the University of Guelph and worked for about 3 years with environmental consulting. She is pleased to work with an astonishing team to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed. Carolina enjoys hiking, running, scuba diving and travelling.